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2022

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2023

May


Latest  events. . .

A Modern Bill of Rights?: online JUSTICE members' event

Too Big to Convict? Corporate criminal liability – challenges and solutions, online hosted by University of Derby: call for papers

The Future of Copyright in the Age of Artificial Intelligence – Book launch, online hosted by University of Essex

The Politics of Rights and Southeast Asia, online from Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Oxford

Problematising Children’s Rights – Insights from Israel/Palestine, online from University of Oxford

Legal Aid Without Lawyers: How Boston’s nonlawyers delivered and shaped justice for the poor, 1878–1922: online from Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Oxford

Finding the True Convert: Tensions between church and state in asylum appeal hearings based on conversion to Christianity: online from Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Oxford

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM): A multidisciplinary approach to the presentation, investigation and prosecution: online event in Clinical Legal and Forensic Medicine series

SLSA events and SLSA co-sponsored events

SLSA York 2022: call for posters: extended and early bird registration open

LSA Global Meeting 2022, hybrid conference, online and Lisbon, Portugal

Mental Capacity in the Context of Sexual Relationships and Intimacy, Keele University


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January

'Race Against the Machine: Febrile Politics and Stasis Criminology'

Date: 19 January 2022

Venue: online from Birkbeck Criminology Department

Speaker: Professor Coretta Phillips

See website for details of this event in the Race and Justice Seminar Series.

Problematising Children’s Rights – Insights from Israel/Palestine

Date: 19 January 2022

Venue: online from University of Oxford

Speaker: Dr Hedi Viterbo, School of Law, Queen Mary University of London

See website for details.

The Future of Copyright in the Age of Artificial Intelligence – Book launch

Date: 24 January 2022

Venue: online from University of Essex

Speakers: Prof Peter Menell (UC Berkeley, School of Law), Prof Pina D'Agostino (York University, Osgoode Hall Law School), Prof Stavroula Karapapa (University of Essex, School of Law).
Responding: Dr Aviv Gaon (Reichman University, Harry Radzyner Law School).

See announcement for full details.

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM): A multidisciplinary approach to the presentation, investigation and prosecution

Date: 22 January 2022

Venue: online event in Clinical Legal and Forensic Medicine series

See website for details.

The Politics of Rights and Southeast Asia

Date: 24 January 2022

Venue: online from Centre for Socio-Legal Studies,Oxford

Speaker: Lynette Rose, Yale NUS College, Singapore

See website for details.

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February

Legal Aid Without Lawyers: How Boston’s nonlawyers delivered and shaped justice for the poor, 1878–1922

Date: 2 February 2022

Venue: online from Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Oxford

Speaker: Kelsea Jeon

See website for details.

Rethinking Work and the Carceral State

Date: 3 February 2022

Venue: online from Birkbeck Criminology Department

Speaker: Dr Jon Burnett (and Professor Avery Gordon as discussant)

See website for details of this event in the Race and Justice Seminar Series.

Finding the True Convert: Tensions between church and state in asylum appeal hearings based on conversion to Christianity

Date: 7 February 2022

Venue: online from Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Oxford

Speaker: Lena Rose, University of Oxford

See website for details.

A Modern Bill of Rights?: online JUSTICE members' event

Date: 10 February 2022

Venue: online from JUSTICE

Chair: Sir Michael Tugendhat

See website for details. 

Sir Richard Arnold Westminster Law School Annual Lecture 2022

Date: 15 February 2022

Venue: University of Westminster, Little Titchfield Street, London

Guest speaker: Sir Richard Arnold

See website for details of this free event.


March

Racialised Constructions of Punishability in Sentencing Hearings for 'Unwanted' Migrants

Date: 24 March 2022

Venue: online from Birkbeck Criminology Department

Speaker: Dr Gemma Lousley

See website for details of this event in the Race and Justice Seminar Series.

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April

Climate Change and the Rule of Law Conference

Dates: 31 March–1 April 2022

Venue: UCL Centre for Law and the Environment, University College London

Please see announcement for further details. 

SLSA Annual Conference 2022: registration now open

Dates: 6–8 April 2022

Venue: York Law School, University of York and online

See website for details. Note that the call for posters has been extended and is still open.

White Terror: On the far right, counterterrorism and the racialisation of violence

Date: 28 April 2022

Venue: online from Birkbeck Criminology Department.

Speaker: Dr Aaron Winter

See website for details of this event in the Race and Justice Seminar Series.

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May

McGill Graduate Law Conference: call for submissions

Dates: 5–6 May 2022

Venue: online and McGill University Montreal, Canada

Theme: (Legal) Adaptation

See announcement and website for details. Closing date: 13 February 2022.

Workshop on Gender, Equality and Care: call for papers

Date: 20 May 2022

Venue: online and University of Southampton

Organised by the Stefan Cross Centre for Women, Equality and the Law. See website for details. Call closes: 18 February 2022. 

Mental Capacity in the Context of Sexual Relationships and Intimacy

Date: 23 May 2022

Venue: Keele Hall, Keele University

Further details will be announced in due course. This is an SLSA-sponsored event under our Seminar Scheme.

Decolonizing Postcolonialism and the Case of Kashmir

Date: 26 May 2022

Venue: online from Birkbeck Criminology Department

Speaker: Dr Ather Zia

See website for details of this event in the Race and Justice Seminar Series.

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June

Racialized Swarming, Sacralized Politics, and Criminal Penetratabilities: Occupied Jerusalem, and settler colonial Israel: online from Birkbeck

Date: 2 June 2022

Venue: online from Birkbeck Criminology Department

Speaker: Professor Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian

See website for details of this event in the Race and Justice Seminar Series.

Too Big to Convict? Corporate Criminal Liability – Challenges and Solutions: call for papers

Date: 7 June 2022

Venue: online event hosted by University of Derby in partnership with UWE,
University of Portsmouth, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore and London Centre for Commercial and Financial Law

Please see announcement for details. Call closes: 11 February 2022.

W G Hart Workshop 2022: call for papers

Dates: 9–10 June 2022

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London

Theme: Responding to the Crises: Law, alternative economies and activism

See website for details. Call closes: 31 January 2022.

Surveillance, Democracy and the Rule of Law, Florence: call for papers

Dates: 8–10 June 2022

Venue: European University Institute, Florence

This event is jointly organsied by the University of Portsmouth and European University Institute. Please see announcement for details. Closing date: 28 February 2022.

Blackscapes: Urban precarity, state violence and insurgent politics in a zone of nonbeing

Date: 30 June 2022

Venue: online from Birkbeck Criminolgoy Department

Speaker: Dr Jamie Amparo Alves

See website for details of this event in the Race and Justice Seminar Series.

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July

Law and Humanities Roundtable 2022: call for papers 

Date: July 2022 tbc

Venue: Southampton School of Law (public health situation permitting) and online
 
Organised by Professor Gary Watt (Warwick) and Professor David Gurnham (Southampton). See announcement for details. Call closes: 4 February 2022.

LSA Global Meeting 2022, hybrid conference, online and Lisbon, Portugal

Dates: 13–16 July 2022

Venue: ISCTE University Institute of Lisbon, Portugal

Theme: 'Rage, Reckoning, & Remedy'

Please visit website for details. The SLSA is a co-sponsor of this event.


 

November

SAFESOC Death in Prisons Conference, Oxford

Dates: 2–3 November 2022

Venue: Oxford

See SAFESOC website for details in due course.

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2023


May

23rd International Roundtables for the Semiotics of Law – IRSL 2023: call for papers

Dates: 24–27 May 2023

Venue: hosted online by Pontificia Università Antonianum, Roma, Italy

Theme: Global Semiotics and Everyday Legal Claims – Intercultural Use of Law, Interreligious Dialogue and Translation Ethics

Please note that this event was originally scheduled to take place in May 2021. See announcement for full details. Closing date: 6 January 2023.

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June

WG Hart Workshop 2023: Call for workshop proposals and the nomination of Academic Directors

Date: tbc

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London

See announcement for details. Call for proposals closes: 28 February 2022.


 

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